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NASTAR is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with an opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team (USST). NASTAR is the largest recreational ski race program in the world, developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, and is available at over 120 of the nation’s premier resorts. This fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another, regardless of when and where they race. This is accomplished by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. Each time you race NASTAR, you could win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap you earn.

Cataloochee NASTAR Public Racing begins Jan. 8th.  Registration and credit card payment can be taken at the Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge, cash payment and registration can be done at the top of the race course in the Race Shack.  NASTAR pre-registration is available online at All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.

Race dates are the following:

Jan. 8th, 22nd, 29th & Feb. 5th

Sunday Nastar races are 3-5pm. Sign up in person, same day


  • $11.00  / 2 Runs
  • $22.00 / Unlimited Runs

2023 Thursday Night Adult Race League

Open to everyone 18 and older, Cataloochee will be hosting the Cataloochee Thursday Night Race League beginning Jan. 12. Races will be held each Thursday evening and all races begin at 7pm.

Race dates are the following:

Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

We are bringing back teams this year! Each team may be comprised of 4 members, 1 must be a female, and 3 members from the team must attend each race. Courses will be set as a modified GS course and you will be racing for the better of 2 runs. Helmets and goggles are required. Helmets are available for rental. Registration is open from 6 until 7:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm and ends when all racers have two runs or 8:30pm, whichever comes first. Awards will be given to the top male and female racers for the night as well as the top overall team. Awards will immediately follow race conclusion.

Thursday Night Race League Rates:

  • $16.00  Race Only
  • $51.00 Race and Night Lift Ticket (6 -10pm)